Crawl Space Waterproofing by Americas Basement Contractor in Edgewater, OH
Our experts here at Americas Basement Contractor has been fixing moisture ridden crawl spaces for homeowners in Edgewater, OH for years. When you are experiencing uneven floors and mold growth in your crawl space we can help. Crawl spaces are left open to the outside, which means they can be prone to flooding and the humidity issues they experience can cause permanent damage to your home. Our experts can provide you with a complete crawl space encapsulation system that will completely seal your crawl space and protect it from excess water. It is important for you to have an inspection performed by a professional if you think you are experiencing any of these issues. Our experts can perform a quick evaluation and provide you with a permanent solution to your issue.
Crawl Space Damage Signs
Below are some common signs of crawl space damage that may need to be repaired. If you notice any of these issues you should contact our team immediatly to schedule an inspection and estimate.
- Home feels uncomfortable, even when the thermostat is properly set
- Home smells very musty or foul (indication of mold growth)
- Moisture can be seen building up next to the footing on the home's exterior
- Certain spots on the first floor no longer feel level (indication of wood rot)
- Skin feels moist or clammy (indication of high relative humidity levels)
Wet Crawl Spaces
The crawl space is one of the more vulnerable areas of your home and is often overlooked by the average homeowner. When it is not properly sealed it can be prone to flooding after heavy rains, which can seriously impact the structural stability of your home. Because most crawl spaces are unfinished the wood supports that keep your home away from the ground are exposed to the elements. When exposed to large ammounts of water these supports can rot and sag causing your floors to become uneven and if left untreated can even collapse causing your home to become unsafe. Our team at Americas Basement Contractor has the solution to this with professionally installed crawl space vapor barriers.
Crawl Space Encapsulation
To take care of the problem, our team at America's Basement Contractor can seal this area off under your home. We make use of quality, durable vapor barriers, floor liners, sump pumps, drainage systems, and dehumidifiers specially designed for this environment to control the amount of moisture in the air.Learn More
In addition to water intrusion problems having an unsealed crawl space can also leave you prone to mold and mildew causing humidity issues. This is in part due to the exposure to water coupled with the poor ventillation that most crawl spaces have. Humidity is the masure of the ammount of moisture in the air. In your crawl space this moisture will get into cracks and crevices in the footing and support beams causing them to deteriorate. This can spell major trouble for your support structure and can also provide a place for fungus and molds to grow in your crawl space. Our team can install systems to help combat moisture in your crawl space and keep your home healthy.
Crawl Space Dehumidifiers
To take care of humidity problems in your crawl space our team at Americas Basement Contractor can install a crawl space dehumidifier. This system is designed to conrol the humidity levels and keep the air in your crawl space dry. This will stop your floor joists and supports from rotting and will also help stop mold growth.Learn More